“There’s Not (a Safe and Effective) App for That” A board certified dermatologist is always a safe choice when it comes to finding and diagnosing a melanoma at an early treatable stage.
There’s an app for almost everything — but don’t bet your life on one that promises to detect skin cancer.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled lawsuits with two companies that marketed melanoma detection apps — Mole Detective ($4.99) and MelApp ($1.99). Both companies are now prohibited from making health claims about these apps or any future ones — unless those claims are supported by “reliable scientific evidence” in the form of human clinical testing.
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